An onstage report about how Vladimir Putin came to power and has pointed Russia towards a totalitarian system, the play is based on the book “A Russian Diary” by the Russian journalist Anna Politkovska, who was murdered in 2006.
Material from web sites prepared by the bereaved survivors of some victims of terrorist attacks is also used.
The play is performed in a military tent. A large desk in the center serves as a stage for “scenes from Russia.” Like Anna Politkovska's book, the play is a montage of stories of simple human lives in a political context.
About the company
Líšeň Theatre was established in 1998 in Brno – Líšeň. Experimentation with various theatrical forms is characteristic of the group – they use puppets, masks and objects, work with movement, and sound stylization. Their performance projects are the result of a lengthy creative and personal process oftentimes spanning the field of theater. Líšeň performs for children and adults alike throughout the Czech Republic and at international festivals.
Líšeň Theatre / Divadlo Líšeň
Names of authors
Pavla Dombrovská (after Anna Politkovskaya)
Name of director or choreographer
Length of the performance
Number of travelling persons
Awards and special mentions
The Jan Wilkowski prize and Award for direction at international festival Spotkania 2011 in Torun. Prize for actors at festival Valise 2012 in Łomża.
German , Polish , English , French
Scale of venue
Kateřina Slámová Bartošová
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